Wednesday, November 21, 2007

HeraldTrib Today: Nov. 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Short post today, with the kids home from school. Still, I wanted to wish you and yours a happy holiday. What a way to start it: No Police Notes for Buckingham this week (not bad Buckinghamsters).

Of course, some of the big, big news is the buildings are coming down in Village 1. I have some photos and grainy video of it in Demolition of Village1 Begins in Earnest and in Buildings Come Down Along Pershing.

On top of that, I have one bit of news to report--nothing too huge, but worth a mention: I have been talking to a couple Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra board members about the idea to shake up the whole N. Pershing Drive at N. Glebe Road corner, and they're interested.

The post office was originally the Buckingham Theatre. (Click to enlarge image.)

If you missed last week's post on the subject, you can click here before continuing to read. The skinny: I thought it would be a great idea to bring art to Buckingham by moving the post office out of the old Buckingham Theatre and into one of the two new buildings being planned for the CVS and Glebe Market sites.

Into the newly-emptied theatre would arrive the BPO.

None of us are taking this farther than it is. I have communicated with two people from the board. They had a meeting last night where they would bring this idea to the full board. More on that next week.

Also, as all of you know, I have no power in any decision-making. This means that as nice as I think my ideas from last week are, the people actually involved might just laugh and walk away. Still, I have calls out to them, and we'll see.

Happy Thanksgiving!

THE WEEK’S HEADLINES:
As always, you can scroll down to see all the recent stories, or simply click the links below (if the link doesn't work, scroll down to find the story, and email to tell me what's busted: heraldtrib@gmail.com--Steve Thurston).

Headline's from Earlier in the Week:

  • Buildings Come Down Along Pershing (A rear courtyard is fully visible from the street for the first time in 60-odd years.)
  • Amenities of the newly-arriving Liberty Center in Ballston (a report from the Hyde Park newsletter).
  • Demolition of Village1 Begins in Earnest
  • HeraldTrib Yesterday (a few items of interest that should have been mentioned last Wednesday but weren't).
  • Letter: Bring Art to Bham.
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